Shirene is a Seattle-based, Iranian-American artist who specializes in charcoal portraits. She strives to remind others that there is no one definition of "woman," bringing the many and contradictory characteristics a woman embodies to the surface of each portrait from confidence and bravery to vulnerability and insecurity. Shirene intentionally used irony in her brand name as, when it comes to saying what it means to be a woman, the answer isn’t black-and-white.

When Shirene is not drawing, she is studying visual web design, traveling abroad and playing Queen on repeat in her earphones (Freddie Mercury is one of her biggest inspirations). Oh, and she really, really loves drinking coffee and going to coffee shops (fun fact: her favorite cafe in Seattle is Slate Coffee Bar in Ballard).